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Talking copyright: The week ahead at WIPO

Ahead of the meeting of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights this week, we are happy to share an overview of the issues on the table, and some of the materials covered. Read More

  • News
  • 15 April 2024

45th WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

The World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) will be meeting in Geneva to discuss the legislative frameworks needed by libraries to fulfil their missions, as well as questions around broadcasting and the rights of authors and creators in the digital age.  Read More

  • Events
  • 15 April 2024

Marrakesh Monitoring Report 2024

Which countries have signed up to the Marrakesh Treaty, which removes the copyright barriers preventing making and sharing accessible copies of works for people with print disabilities, and how far have they gone in bringing their national legislation into line with its provisions? Our latest Marrakesh Monitoring Report provides an update! Read More

  • News
  • 29 January 2024

Copyright Priorities in 2024: What do the experts say?

Copyright rules have a key impact on the work of libraries, shaping how we acquire, manage, and enable people to use knowledge. It is also an evolving issue, with new laws and regulation always under discussion, in response to technological, political and economic change. Read More

  • News
  • 22 January 2024

IFLA joins calls for progress in South Africa’s copyright reform

Alongside partners in the heritage, research and education space, IFLA has issued a letter to the South African Parliament committee responsible for the progress of the country's Copyright Amendment Bill, calling for rapid passage into law of this long-overdue piece of legislation. Read More

  • News
  • 15 January 2024

WIPO SCCR/43: Copyright Limitations & Exceptions work program approved

Following an eventful week of discussions, the 43rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ended with several advances important for libraries. IFLA was proud to join partner organisations in attended as an observing organization. Read More

  • News
  • 24 March 2023